Deputy Director of Health & Human Services
Gunnison County, Colorado
Salary: $79,917 - $94,628
Located in the Rocky Mountains in central western Colorado, Gunnison County, (pop. 17,200), is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. Surrounded by the 1.6 million-acre Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison County is considered the “unspoiled heart of Colorado." Crested Butte Ski Area is a destination for snowboarders and downhill skiers looking for a world-class ski experience and challenging slopes. Gunnison is also home to Western Colorado University, one of the state’s top four-year fully accredited undergraduate institutions.
Gunnison County’s Health & Human Services Department provides all social services, public health, senior services, public assistance, and veterans services. The department has 41.80 FTEs and an annual budget of $5.275 million. The department provides all services for Gunnison County and also provides social services and public assistance programs for Hinsdale County. The department mission is to provide culturally competent advocacy, prevention, protection, and support services to the families of Gunnison and Hinsdale counties so they can prosper and thrive in a healthy and supportive community.
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Health & Human Services, the Deputy Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the day-to-day HHS organization operations and assisting the Health & Human Services (HHS) Executive Director in the overall planning and management of the HHS operations. This position assists in the development of the vision, culture of the organization, strategic planning and management of operations and division programs. The mission, vision, and values of the organization guide the Deputy Director in carrying out management and oversight practices. The Deputy Director provides significant input and guidance to the HHS Executive Director around culture, strategic planning, values, budgeting, and management of the department. The Deputy Director promotes best practice program development and HHS program implementation, develops and monitors department policies and procedures, reviews data trends and program reports to assist in program planning and development.
A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in areas of health, human services, public administration or a related field is preferred with at least 2 years of progressively responsible managerial experience in a public health and/or human services organization or, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health, human services, or public administration field, and 5 years of progressively responsible managerial experience in a public health and human services organization. Completion of ICS 100, 200, and 700 within first year of hire and ICS 300, 400, and 800 within 2 years of hire is required.